Don’t look now, but the Buccaneers are on a four-game winning streak. And they’re back to .500. They won again today, beating the Lions in Detroit, 38-17.
The story of this one was Jameis Winston. After throwing yet another interception on the opening drive of the game, he lit up the Lions defense the rest of the way. He threw for 456 yards and four touchdowns. He is the first player in NFL history to throw for over 450 yards in back-to-back games.
And he did it without the injured Mike Evans. And the other star receiver – Chris Godwin – left the game in the third quarter with a hamstring injury. But Breshad Perriman stepped up with three TD’s today. This is a guy who I wondered what the heck he was doing on the field early in the season. But expect him to see a lot more action in the final two games with Evans and Godwin out.
But back to Winston for a moment. He’s playing for his job. And by winning four straight and five of the last six, he’s making the case for the Bucs keeping him beyond 2019, even with all those turnovers. And it’s even more impressive, considering the Bucs haven’t been able to run the ball.
The Bucs have a chance to play spoiler next week against the Texans. A reminder: that game is on Saturday afternoon, and will be televised on NFL Network.
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